Q: I want to protect my skin from the sun, but my skin reacts to the harsh chemicals in a lot of sunscreen formulas. Is there a brand better suited for my sensitive skin?

A: Try Avene High Protection Cream SPF 50, a formula specially designed for sensitive skin types that can’t tolerate chemical sunscreens. Not only is this product a good choice for its waterproof, broad-spectrum sun protection, it’s also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic – so you won’t break out or experience irritation after wearing it all day.

Q: I like the idea of using pure Aloe Vera while camping, but where do I find it? Can I use Aloe Vera spray instead?

A: An actual stem of Aloe Vera is difficult to find unless you grow your own plant, but you can find the next best thing in 100% Aloe Vera products. If you like the convenience of a spray, try Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera - Aloe Mist 100% Pure Gel Continuous Spray.

Q: How often should I apply an insect repellent, and are they safe to use?

A: Guidelines for application vary between the different brands and types of bug deterrents, so you should always follow the directions on the label. But according to the CDC, repellents with a higher percentage of the active ingredient tend to last longer. You can opt for a brand with DEET like Deep Woods Off! - Dry Aerosol Insect Repellent or, if you’re sensitive to DEET, look for a natural variety like Fairy Tales - Bug Bandit DEET-Free Bug Repellant For added convenience or a kid-friendly option, try Bug Band - Insect Repellent Wrist Band, Glow N Dark.

Q: What should I look for in an anti-aging daytime serum?

A: Skincare expert Dr. Frederic Brandt tells Harpers Bazaar that the ideal blend of anti-aging ingredients to apply during the day include green tea, resveratrol, vitamins C and E, and polyphenols.

Q: I dye my hair every three months, but I’ve noticed that the color begins to fade after a month – especially during the summer. What can I do to protect my hair color?

A: The sun’s UV rays can discolor chemically treated hair – especially lighter shades. Defend your locks with hair products that create a protective barrier. Try this trio: Alterna BAMBOO UV Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide, Alterna BAMBOO UV Color Protection Vibrant Color Shampoo and Alterna BAMBOO UV Color Protection Vibrant Color Conditioner.


The Complete Updated Guide on Hot Weather Beauty & StyleThe Complete Updated Guide on Hot Weather Beauty & Style

As the weather heats up, our attention naturally turns to lighter and brighter fare – a relaxing summer vacation, our favorite outdoor adventures and stepping out in styles that reflect a more carefree vibe. Why let irritating issues like frizzy hair, oily skin and sunburn get in the way of your fun in the sun? Get the lowdown on how to minimize hot weather beauty concerns for yourself and the whole family, so everyone can fully embrace what the season has to offer.

Warm Weather Beauty Regimen for the Great Outdoors: How to Look and Feel Your Best While CampingWarm Weather Beauty Regimen for the Great Outdoors: How to Look and Feel Your Best While Camping

Does the thought of keeping up your beauty regimen while camping and hiking this season feel daunting or, frankly, impossible? When warm weather hits and the outdoors are calling, you don’t want to be overly focused on appearance. However, this isn’t the time to abandon your beauty routine altogether – especially since the change in seasons can bring on some unpleasant beauty challenges. Learn how to look and feel your best in the great outdoors with these easy tips and tricks.

Stay Fabulous in Your 40s: 11 Steps Toward Radiant SkinStay Fabulous in Your 40s: 11 Steps Toward Radiant Skin

Frustrated by dull, dry, aging skin? Your 40s is the time for a skincare overhaul. Take a closer look at your skin and consider what you’d like your products to do. You might also consider in-office treatments to boost your complexion. Read on for the details on both products and procedures.

So You’re Now in Your 30s: 10 Ways to Get Serious About SkincareSo You’re Now in Your 30s: 10 Ways to Get Serious About Skincare

Your 30s is the decade to build on the smart skincare habits you developed during your 20s. Embracing age-fighting ingredients in combination with smart lifestyle habits can help keep your complexion ageless and radiant for years to come. From shielding your skin from the sun to the best ingredients for thirty-something skin, read on to learn more.

Spring-Inspired Beauty Trends: 7 Tips to Try Spring-Inspired Beauty Trends: 7 Tips to Try

When it comes to infusing your look with the latest trend or two, spring is the perfect time to embrace a fresh, new style. Read on to learn the go-to nail, hair and makeup trends to revitalize your spring look from head to toe.

Beauty Handbooks

Hot Weather Beauty Handbook: Sun-Proof Skincare Tips, Makeup & Fashion. Tired of melting makeup, limp locks and the dreaded sunburn? Keeping your hair and makeup looking fresh isn’t easy in the midst of a heat wave, but with the right guide book, you can bring the fun back into your summer beauty regimen. Read on for articles on hot-weather skincare, trendy fashion advice and sun-safe beauty tips.

Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Office Beauty Handbook: Skincare Guide to a Professional Appearance in the Workplace. The key to professional success isn’t just credentials and job performance. Confidence and presence are essential factors in helping you achieve your goals in the workplace. And whether you’re a makeup maven or a minimalist, creating an office-appropriate look is the first step to exuding inner confidence. Get tips on polishing your appearance to make the right impression with our complete Office Beauty Handbook, featuring articles on everything from looking your best for an interview to unwinding with some post-work pampering.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

FAQs Handbook Chapter 4: Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare - The 30 Questions & Answers. When you’ve got a beauty issue that needs attention, it pays to be proactive. With our comprehensive FAQs guide, learn the ins and outs of skincare, makeup, hair treatments, healthy lifestyle habits and more. This section provides answers to questions about tailoring your beauty routine to your unique skin type and making adjustments according to seasonal changes.

Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation. A new year means a brand new opportunity to improve the health and appearance of your skin — and we’re here to help. Join us on our 12-month journey toward a transformed skin care routine. Here’s the step-by-step plan for the best skin of your life.

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Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System: Fight Wrinkles with Anti-Aging Technology

Struggling with signs of aging? Particularly wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes? You’ve probably tried every anti-aging product on the market. Take a look at the Clarisonic Opal and you’ll never again need to waste your money on ineffective creams and serums. Find out more about the benefits of this unique product.

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Expert Round Table Interview Part 1: Dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu Answers Questions of Editorial Team About Everyday Beauty and Skincare

Looking for an expert’s opinion about everyday skincare and beauty? Are you always in a rush and need skincare products that are long-lasting but require minimal time and effort to use? See what board-certified cosmetic and general dermatologist Dr. Annie Chu recommends for nail care, fighting acne and even BB and CC creams.

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La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen For the 1st time, Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with sunscreen combines broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and powerful antioxidants in a primer that provides a blurring effect on skin. This innovative skincare product provides instant optical correction of aging and daily prevention of aging caused by the sun."
Jurlique Purely Bright Treatment Serum Purely Bright Treatment Serum is a high-performance concentrated serum with VitaBrightKX+ to help reduce the look of skin discolorations and even skin tone and texture. "
Too Faced Primed and Poreless This one-of a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear under bronzers and foundation powders, or alone, to achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup! Vitamins A & C, Mulberry extract and a powerful dose of Retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers and foundations to airbrush onto the skin seamlessly and perfectly blended. Skin appears brighter, fresher and younger. Color stays true and in place all day."

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